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Free eBook: 3 Surprising Reasons Your Life Feels Meaningless

Struggling with depression, anxiety, or meaninglessness? I’ve been there, and I’ve learned a lot. I want to help. Here’s what I’ve learned after a 13-year mental health battle, condensed into one free eBook.

Meditation and observing your thoughts

I’ve been using a meditation app called Headspace every day. It’s been an incredible experience. For those who are new to meditation, the Headspace app is perfectly comfortable. It isn’t religious, preachy or strange. It is simply a calming, easy way to train your...

Depression effects those you’d never expect

I recently saw the following video, entitled “Depression Isn’t Always Obvious”. This isn’t a new video, but it’s the first time I’ve seen it, and it struck a chord with me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Yq6W7YAHM4 Since I “came out” in regards to my depression and...

Happiness is a trap

Happiness fascinates me. Happiness is a mystery. It is enticing but elusive. It drowns in the commotion of life yet screams out from the depths of our hearts. Happiness is an idea that captivates us, inspires us, and moves us to action. It is the bedrock of our...

3 lessons I learned from my divorce

In November of this year, my wife and I separated, filing for divorce soon after. The past few months have been tumultuous and painful. This is one of the hardest experiences I’ve ever had in my life. I truly believed we would be together forever. Yet, this was a...

3 reasons you need pain

The Purpose of Pain: 3 reasons pain is essential to a healthy life There is a purpose to pain. What you’re going through is hard, but it serves three distinct purposes that can make you a better person. Ultimately, pain can spur you on to a life you love. Keep reading...

Dealing with depression? Go outside.

In my last post, I talked about three unhealthy ways we run from pain (each ways that I have personally championed!). I promised that I would explain something I have recently experienced… the purpose of pain. I promise I’ll get to that in my next post. But I want to...

Christmas depression

It's been on my heart to write this for a while now. Day after day I've ignored the gentle tug. But as I sit here on Christmas' Eve, in quiet and chaos, I am reminded of why I need to write. My heart hurts for the people around me. Growing up with clinical depression...

Fantasy and depression

Have you ever noticed that people who struggle with depression love fantasy? I've fought depression since I was ten years old, but I only recently started talking about it. The response I have received has been overwhelmingly positive. In the midst of my deepest...

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